Non Violence – Pic du Jour

Non Violence (1997) by Carl Fredrik Reutersward, Lausanne

This is Non Violence (1997) by Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd at the Olympic Park in Lausanne, Switzerland. It’s the first sculpture that popped into mind for monument, the theme for this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge.

This one was taken during a visit to Lausanne in July 2010; I also have a color version from a 2008 trip and a shot of another cast of the same sculpture in Gothenburg, Sweden taken in 2006. Those are two of several casts; one is in front of the United Nations Headquarters in New York City.


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  1. Gypsytoes says

    This is awesome! I’d like a sculpture like this in my front yard! 🙂

    1. Bob R says

      I think everyone should. 🙂

  2. janet says

    Good one, Bob. I’m still chuckling.


  3. iceman says

    I could have chose the “New York” one. A good choice in this time of wars.

    iceman from

  4. Raphael Alexander Zoren says

    How big is the gun? For some reason I want to pose right in front of it with my best looney tunes face 😮

  5. Erin says

    Sometimes the best art is genius in its simplicity. This is a great example. I’d love a tattoo of this.

    1. Bob R says

      You should look for it next time you pass through NYC.

  6. ann-christine pahlson says

    I used to have a pin with this one for years. Sadly enough I lost it. Great monument – of course I’m biased, but still…

  7. Anonymous says

    Nice! You are from Ljubljana? My grandmother came from there, although when she was born it was still in Austria-Hungary!

    1. Bob R says

      Yes, been living here for ten years. A great city, most visitors are very pleasantly surprised. 🙂

  8. Jo Bryant says

    Love this one

  9. Globalmouse says

    I absolutely love this sculpture and your photo. Amazing! I definitely love it more in black and white. Want this photo framed to hang in my lounge!! 🙂

    1. Bob R says

      Thanks, glad you like it. Will be happy to help arrange the latter. 🙂

  10. Marie-Carmen says

    I like it. Really powerful sculpture. One can only hope tat one day people will get the message from it…

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